Tulsa

Population

2010: 391,906, #46 in U.S., #2 in Oklahoma

1950: 182,740, #51 in U.S.

2010 Metropolitan Area: 937,478, #54 in U.S.

1950 Metropolitan Area: 251,686, #78 in U.S.

Setting

The Tulsa area, along the Arkansas River, was first settled in 1828-36 by Native Americans who had been forcibly removed from Alabama to Indian Territory. The first post office was in 1879, and the land was officially opened to non-Native settlers in 1892. Tulsa now has a RiverWalk along the Arkansas River.

Buildings

Tallest building: BOK Tower, 667 feet (1976)

List of tallest buildings

Downtown Tulsa has several Art Deco buildings from the time of the 1920s oil boom.

Stores

Tulsa has no downtown department stores.

Trains

Amtrak has no service to Tulsa. The old Union Depot (1931) is now used for offices.

Museums

The Gilcrease Museum of the Americas is northwest of downtown, and the Philbrook Museum of Art is southeast of downtown.





Downtown Tulsa
(Photo by Caleb Long)

Theaters

Tulsa has no downtown movie theaters. The Tulsa Performing Arts Center (1977) hosts the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, the Tulsa Opera, and touring Broadway shows. The Brady Theater and Theatre Tulsa are also downtown.

Sports

The Tulsa Drillers, Double-A Texas League affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, play at ONEAK Stadium (2010). The BOK Center (2008) hosts sporting events and concerts.

Map of Downtown Tulsa

TulsaDowntown.org

Convention and Visitors Bureau